Much can be said about market swings, but market volatility is a normal part of investing. Look here for insight on the latest market events and how it could impact your bottom line.

Market Commentary

Market Summary: February 2018

Volatility wakes up with a jolt. Market volatility’s long nap ended abruptly in early February with 150% more days recording Standard & Poor’s 500 index movements of more than +/- 1% than in all of 2017. And although we saw…


Market Summary: January 2018

Stocks maintained their stride in January, despite late-month volatility. January saw continued strong performance in the U.S. economy, which helped propel domestic stocks to new record heights. As the month drew to a close, the streak of historically low market…


Insights into recent market volatility.

We all knew market volatility would pick back up again and stock prices would dip eventually. It was inevitable after such an unusual stretch of one market high after another with record-low volatility. But why now? Inflation and interest rates:…


From the Hill

Will the new tax bill affect you?

2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package….


The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule.

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule is good for Americans and should be kept in place. The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and…

Wall Street financial market capitalization sign with American flags

The future of Dodd-Frank and the impact on consumers.

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…